New chief editor Michael Proffitt is preparing the third edition of the venerable dictionary, expected in about 23 years’ time. How is the organisation coping with the information overload of the digital age?
Checking out books from the school library will start to take on new meaning as more teachers and parents insist on 24/7 access in school and at home. Instead of waiting for library day at school, students can log in at any time (provided they have access to a computer and can find the password that might be on that flier at the bottom of their backpack) and browse digital bookshelves. In some media centers, children may be able to borrow Nooks and iPads to take home. More likely, they will start pestering their parents to let them use theirs.
Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for using Google search and other apps more effectively to further your education.
The wide appeal of the 3D film adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi (Harcourt, 2002), opening on Wednesday, November 21, is never in doubt from its opening moments on. Giraffes glide through a misty, pastel- colored garden; sloths hang from tree limbs; deer dart through foliage; and a hummingbird flutters off and back on screen.
Director Ang Lee puts on quite a show, taking full advantage of technology to make Martel’s allegorical/metaphorical fable as tactile a viewing experience as possible. Look out for the tiger’s claws. They come right at you.
Madi W. knows what it’s like to be hounded by death threats, nasty phone calls, and racist jibes. Four years ago, kids from her middle school in suburban Maryland started attacking her by cellphone, text messages, and on social media sites.